Good news for Breaking Bad fans. According to a report from Variety, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will reprise their roles in the final season of Better Call Saul. The show’s co-creator, Peter Gould, confirmed the news during a panel at PaleyFest LA.
“I don’t want to spoil things for the audience, but I will say the first question we had when we started the show was, ‘Are we gonna see Walt and Jesse on the show?’ Instead of evading, I’ll just say yeah,” Gould announced. “How or the circumstances or anything, you’ll just have to discover that for yourself, but I have to say that’s one of many things that I think you’ll discover this season.”
Cranston and Paul reprised their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, released in 2019. The film further confirmed that Cranston’s character had died following the events of the fifth season finale.
Canonically, Breaking Bad establishes in its second season that Jesse is familiar with Saul Goodman’s work as a criminal lawyer. Jesse emphasises the word criminal, suggesting the two share a past as yet undiscovered. Better Call Saul’s final season will lay the groundwork for how these two characters meet. How Walter White will fit into the prequel is unclear. Better Call Saul frequently crosses over to Breaking Bad in recalling several characters into the spin-off.
Among them include Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz), Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), Don Eladio (Steven Bauer), and most recently, cameos from Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) and Steven Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada). Better Call Saul debuts on AMC on April 18, starring Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Tony Dalton, and Giancarlo Esposito.
If you’re not up to date with Better Call Saul, all five seasons are available on Netflix.